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British Safety Council Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) (DSE) Regulations 1992 require employers to assess both the workstation and the working environment of employees who regularly use computer workstations and display screen equipment. The British Safety Council Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment is a health and safety training course which aims to provide supervisors and employees with knowledge and understanding of the DSE risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient DSE risk assessment.

The specification is based on the Health and Safety Executive's guidance to the regulations and has been accredited by the Qualifications Regulators at Level 2 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. Assessment is fit for purpose.

The Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment course will allow delegates to:

  • Outline the reasons for conducting DSE risk assessments
  • Outline the main legislation relating to DSE risk assessments
  • Identify the principles of good ergonomic workstation design
  • Outline the main causes of ill-health relating to DSE use
  • Describe corrections that can be applied to workstation design in order to control identified risks (risk management)
  • Describe the stages involved in a DSE risk assessment
  • Outline the circumstances in which a DSE risk assessment should be reviewed

  • Who Should Attend The British Safety Council Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment Course?

    This course will benefit anyone involved in undertaking or reviewing DSE risk assessments. There are no formal entry requirements for the BSC Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment. However, it is expected that candidates will have a level of literacy and numeracy adequate to cope with the assessment.

    Course Material

    Each delegate will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist delegates. The course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.

    Course Tutors

    Our trainers and health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced health and safety professionals with a broad experience of the health and safety industry to complement their training skills. All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a professional trainer's qualification such as the PTLLS certificate.


    The course will be delivered over one day.


    Candidates will be registered with the British Safety Council. After the course, they will receive a DSE risk assessment task electronically which must be completed in their own workplace. Candidates submit their completed DSE risk assessment task electronically to the British Safety Council from where it is forwarded to an external examiner for marking. Results and certificates are issued within ten working days.

    Upon successful completion of the risk assessment task delegates will be awarded a British Safety Council Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment.

    Upcoming Courses

    The British Safety Council Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment is not currently scheduled as an open course, but is available as an in-house course for your employees. For more details, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or contact us online.

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